Published Oct 22, 2013Coming off the release of Metallica's 3D film Metallica: Through the Never, it's being reported that the Bay Area metal mainstays will stage a frigid concert in Antarctica.
News of the gig was announced through the Columbian website for Coca-Cola Zero, who are apparently sponsoring the event. Though a fixed date has yet to be delivered, Metallica are expected to rock the continent sometime between December 2 and December 15. They will be only the second band to stage a concert in Antarctica, following Nunatak's July 7, 2007 performance at the British Antarctic Survey's (BAS) Rothera Research Station. That band comprised scientists stationed in the area, and they performed for a handful of people and a webcam audience.
Though Metallica have yet to confirm the concert on their end, drummer Lars Ulrich reportedly told a San Francisco radio station last month [via Blabbermouth] that "There's another frontier heading in Metallica's direction in December. Which, if anybody (at the band's management) even knew that I just said what I just said, they would hunt me down and silence me. But there is another frontier coming in December, which we're very excited about."
As we wait for a proper announcement, or perhaps debunking, let's just picture Metallica rocking the barren landscape with their Ride the Lightning classic "Trapped Under Ice."